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Blue Star Families Hosts Virtual Spouseforce Event for Missouri Military Spouses

by Erin Younkin | Nov 10, 2020

On Tuesday, November 17, the Blue Star Families Missouri Chapter will host a virtual event to provide Missouri military-connected spouses with information on remote careers. The virtual event will be free to attend and will feature subject matter experts from organizations that specialize in remote careers for military spouses.

Remote work opportunities for military spouses can provide the flexibility and mobility required due to the military lifestyle. However, ensuring that remote career training and opportunities are vetted and legitimate is crucial. For this reason, Blue Star Families’ Spouseforce program specifically focuses on assessing professional skills and matching military spouses with quality career opportunities and employers.

“Remote work and careers have always been desirable among military spouses, but many aren’t sure where to start and have heard rumors of scams and questionable practices. We are proud to partner with some reputable organizations, such as Instant Teams and Express Health, for this virtual event that will help provide spouses with an inside look into remote career opportunities,” said Missouri Blue Star Families chapter director Tai Kimes.

In 2019, Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey reported a military spouse unemployment rate of 24%. Not only does this impact military families economically, but it also plays a significant role into military retention and readiness. The impact of military spouse unemployment has drawn the attention of the Department of Defense and they recently announced that efforts made by states to address military spouse employment efforts would weigh heavily into future basing decisions.

Blue Star Families will be giving away prizes to those in attendance. Missouri military-connected spouses can click here to register for this event now.

About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 1.5 million military family members nationwide. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.

About Sustainable Ozarks Partnership
The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood Region’s strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region’s stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.

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